Happy Father's Day! | Greek Fest | Space Science

June 14, 2018 in #events | | | Share on Google+

Happy Father's Day to all the dads here!

The kids are always happy and excited when daddy's back from a trip. Not just to see daddy but because he'll always remember to get them a little stuffed animal or something he knows they'd like. And when I have evening meetings, that's when my husband and the kids will go eat their favorite foods (that I'm not a huge fan of).

And they love to help daddy cook too.

I asked the kids what they appreciate about daddy.

"He's fun and kind," my son says.

"Yeah? How?" I asked.

"He plays more sports with us, like football and tennis. And teaches us how to play Street Fighter and Myth Defense. "

"Okay, video games. How else? Like how's it different when daddy's away?" I asked.

"No much fun, not much video game," my son said. "And everyone does what they are supposed to."

(My rule with the kids is videogames for 15 minutes after you've done homework. My husband doesn't care about such rules, much to my kids' delight. :)

"Same with TV." My daughter added, "And daddy gives us a lot of junk food."

Hahaha! Good to have candid feedback from kids. ;-)

Last weekend was a busy one, with the always fun Dragonboat Fest.

We went to a couple of birthday parties for families that are leaving town after the school year's over. It's a ways a bit bittersweet at the end of the year.

On a more positive note, we had a good Parent Summit follow-up meeting and will work on forming a Parent Coalition with a new group of parent organizers. (Not too late to join us! :) And the Parents of Color group will get together sometime over July. (You can still sign up or tell friends to sign up at http://cambridgeparents.org).

Wish all the dads out there a great father's day! And single moms doing double-duty, too! :)

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